Kenyan President eases restrictions, allows travel in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera counties

Easing the lockdown restrictions put into place, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta gave his nod to interstate travel, allowing travel in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera counties.

The order came into effect early Tuesday morning, July 7.

As the country gradually opens up after days of Coronavirus-induced lockdown, Kenyatta also announced the resumption of international flights beginning next month, i.e. August 1.

However, he said that the relaxing of travel restrictions should not be taken lightly and reckless behaviour should be avoided by the people. He also extended the nationwide curfew from 9 pm to 4 am for 30 days, with a warning that if the rate of the outbreak heightens, the country may return to stricter lockdown restrictions.

So far, Kenya has recorded more than 8,000 COVID-19 cases and 164 fatalities.

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